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August 2019
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BLET Newsletter

Train conductor held for drug testing during stroke awarded $2.1 million

(Source: Daily Business Review, August 28, 2017) NEW YORK — Samuel F. Belcher's colleagues called it in over their radios ...
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Furloughed railroad workers rehired en masse, but is coal really growing?

(Source: Reuters, August 28, 2017) SEATTLE — BNSF Railway has called back roughly 4,000 of the 5,000 workers who were ...
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Hurricane Harvey’s impact on rail service continues

(Source: Progressive Railroading, August 28, 2017) Class Is, Amtrak and Houston METRO suspended service and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) ...
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STB: Class Is employed fewer workers in July

(source: Progressive Railroading 08/21/2017) Class Is employed 147,540 workers in the United States as of mid-July, down 0.7 percent from ...
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UP to lay off hundreds of managers, other rail workers

(source: Progressive Railroading 08/17/2017) Union Pacific Railroad yesterday announced it will eliminate 500 management positions by mid-September as part of a ...
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Save the date: 2018 BLET regional meetings

CLEVELAND, August 17 — The BLET National Division is pleased to announce the dates and locations of its 2018 regional ...
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CP launches direct rail service from Vancouver to Detroit

(source: Progressive Railroading 08/14/2017) Canadian Pacific today announced the launch of a direct rail transportation service between Vancouver, British Columbia, and ...
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UP urges eclipse viewers to stay off rail property

(source: Progressive Railroading 08/14/2017) Union Pacific Railroad has no plans to alter operations on train schedules for Aug. 21, the day ...
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Rethinking coal in current context — analysis by Tony Hatch

(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/11/2017) Tony Hatch is an independent transportation analyst and consultant, and a program consultant for Progressive Railroading’s ...
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Short Line Safety Institute study reveals themes that influence railroads’ safety culture

(Source: Progressive Railroading, August 10, 2017) After reviewing a year's worth of safety culture assessments at short lines and regionals, ...
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AAR: Rail traffic up 4.3 percent over 2016 for week ending August 5

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, August 9, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported ...
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STB sets 2016 cost of capital

(source: Railway Age 08/10/2017) Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has issued a decision determining the ...
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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

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